Growth in mobility trend spells further decline for PC market in MEA, says IDC
Dec 6, 11:57
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market continued to experience a steep decline during the third quarter of 2013, decreasing 15% in volume on year, according to research firm IDC. The results showed that PC shipments into the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey region reached a total of 4.2 million...
ECS expected to ship 14 million motherboards in 2013
Dec 4, 11:17
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is expected to ship 14 million motherboards in 2013, decreasing 22.2% on year and consisting of 10-10.4 million ODM units and 3.6-4 million own-brand ones, according to supply chain sources.
Pegatron lands China white-box tablet orders through Intel
Dec 4, 11:13
Intel has been promoting its processors to China-based white-box Android and Windows 8 tablet vendors, and Taiwan-based ODM Pegatron has obtained orders from the vendors through its cooperation with Intel, according to supply chain sources.
Tablets and smartphones drive demand for SCDs in Western Europe, says IDC
Dec 3, 15:19
The smart connected device (SCD) market continued to post strong growth in the third quarter of 2013, with combined shipments of PCs, tablets, and smartphones reaching almost 55 million units in the third quarter – up 12% on year, according to IDC. With shipments expected to exceed 230 million...
Taiwan makers hike Apple, Samsung 4Q13 tablet shipment estimates
Dec 3, 14:59
Taiwan-based tablet supply chain makers, viewing that Apple and Samsung Electronics have increased their tablet shipments, have upward adjusted estimated iPad shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013 from nearly 20 million units originally to 23-25 million units, and those of Samsung tablets from over...
PC shipments to fall by double digits in 2013, says IDC
Dec 3, 14:34
Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 10.1% in 2013, slightly below the previous projection of 9.7%, and by far the most severe yearly contraction on record, according to IDC. Interest in PCs has remained limited, leading to little indication of positive growth beyond replacement of existing...
Digitimes Research: Global AIO PC shipments to grow 4.9% in 2014
Dec 3, 13:55
The all-in-one (AIO) PC industry has seen a wave of replacement demand after Apple updated its ultra-thin iMacs earlier in 2013, boosting global AIO PC shipment growth from 2.3% in 2012 to 15.8% in 2013. Digitimes Research expects a milder growth of 4.9% in 2014 after the replacement demand subsides...
Nvidia promoting Tegra Note 7-inch tablet, say Taiwan makers
Dec 2, 21:36
Nvidia has been promoting the sale of Tegra Note, a 7-inch tablet equipped with an Nvidia-developed processor, the Tegra 4, at a retail price of US$199, through partnering graphics card vendors adopting Nvidia GPUs, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Asustek setting shipment goals for 2014
Dec 2, 12:49
Asustek Computer is expected to set annual shipment goals for its major product lines for 2014 on the first day of its three-day global sales meeting (GSM) starting December 2, according to industry sources.
Asustek tops Taiwan-based global brands in 2013, says MOEA
Dec 2, 11:05
IT vendor Asustek Computer has been appraised as the most valuable Taiwan-based global brand in 2013 with brand value of US$1.711 billion increasing 2.95% on year, according to the Industrial Development Bureau under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Taiwan market: IT Month fair to start at end of month
Nov 28, 14:13
IT Month 2013, Taiwan's annual consumer IT trade show, with 1,765 booths will take place at the Taipei World Trade Center during November 30-December 8 and is expected to attract 910,000 visitors, according to the organizer.
Acer eyes 3 candidates for new chairman
Nov 27, 22:14
Acer reportedly has targeted three candidates for its new chairman: co-founder George Huang, ex-executive vice president Chuang Jen-chuan (transliterated from Chinese) and iGware founder Wei Yen. The company is set to select its new chairman at a board election in June 2014, according to sources; however,...
Tablets to make up 50% of PC market in 2014, says Canalys
Nov 27, 14:46
In 2014 tablets will almost out-ship all other PC form factors combined, forming almost 50% of the total client PC market (desktops, notebooks, and tablets), according to a prediction by Canalys. The worldwide client PC market grew 18% in the third quarter of 2013, despite desktop and notebook shipments...
India PC market grew 7.9% in 3Q13, says Gartner
Nov 26, 14:54
Combined desktop and mobile PC shipments in India totaled nearly 3.2 million units in the third quarter of 2013, a 7.9% increase over the third quarter of 2012, according to Gartner. The market was driven by some large government orders in an otherwise somber economic atmosphere.
Samsung tablet for children puts pressure on China white-box vendors
Nov 26, 14:03
Samsung Electronics has recently released a tablet, the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids, targeting the children market, and some market watchers believe the device will create threats against China white-box vendors, which are aggressively trying to gain share in the market.
IC orders for iPhone 5c likely to rise in 1Q14, say Taiwan firms
Nov 26, 13:58
With more mobile operators in emerging markets set to roll out Apple's iPhone 5c, IC orders related to the device are expected to pick up and begin to rise in the first quarter of 2014, according to sources at Taiwan-based component suppliers.
Quanta rumored to become maker of large-size iPad
Nov 25, 14:28
Quanta Computer has reportedly landed orders for Apple's rumored large-size iPad for mass production in the second half of 2014, while Inventec, Quanta and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) are currently competing over Apple's iWatch orders, according to sources from the upstream supply...
Garmin, Mio, Maction extend beyond GPS PNDs
Nov 25, 10:34
Garmin, Mio Technology and Maction Technologies, in view of decreasing demand for GPS PNDs (portable navigation devices), have extended production and marketing to GPS devices for other uses, industry observers have noted.
Asustek and Lenovo may see trouble catching up on Samsung tablets in 2014
Nov 22, 15:56
Asustek Computer and Lenovo are both eagerly trying to narrow their tablet shipment gaps with the second-largest vendor Samsung Electronics in 2014. However, since Samsung's tablet shipments of 35 million units in 2013 far exceed Asustek's 12 million units and the Korea-based vendor will become more...
Overall tablet sales to grow 20% sequentially in 4Q13
Nov 22, 14:13
Overall tablet sales in the fourth quarter are expected to grow 20% sequentially to reach around 60 million units as brand vendors such as Nokia, LG Electronics, Toshiba and Google are aggressively releasing new models.
Microsoft to launch new version of Xbox One in 1Q14
Nov 22, 11:23
While Microsoft will launch the Xbox One on November 22, it is preparing to introduce a new version of the Xbox One in the first quarter of 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers who say they have been asked to begin shipments of the new model in that quarter.
Stan Shih returns as Acer chairman; JT Wang and Jim Wong step down
Nov 22, 10:56
Acer has announced that its board of directors has elected company founder, Stan Shih, as Chairman and interim corporate president with immediate effect. Shih will serve as Acer's Chairman until the end of his term on the board. Chairman and CEO JT Wang and corporate president Jim Wong have both stepped...
Garmin enhances sports-use GPS watch product line
Nov 21, 20:57
Garmin has launched various models of GPS watches for jogging, mountain climbing, bicycling, outdoor activities, marine sports and flight, the company's Asia Pacific sales & marketing director Tony An has highlighted.
Pegatron pushing into non-IT industry
Nov 20, 21:37
Pegatron Technology has been aggressively pushing into non-IT industries and has cooperated with Taiwan-based bookstore Eslite through its sub-brand Pegacasa to launch a series of small home appliance and consumer electronic products with elegant designs.
Sony nears breakeven point on PlayStation 4 hardware costs, says IHS
Nov 20, 15:16
For the past seven years, Sony has offered various revisions of the PlayStation 3 console, many of which were sold at a loss. However, with the new PlayStation 4, Sony has produced a design whose component and manufacturing costs are starting out lower than its price tag – paving the way for...